Time to wean Filipinos from politics

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Jorge Villanueva

Corner Brook, Canada

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Oct 1, 2012
 
As a parallel drive to eradicate corruption is the " gradual" elimination from the influence or dependency of politics. Do you notice that if you check the society pages of major newspapers on occasions of weddings, baptisms, or debuts, politicians or influential people are somehow proudly connected with the events? It seems nothing works in Philippines society without this group of people dipping their fingers into it. Even when applying for jobs, scholarships, promotions or for any favor at all, personal ability or qualification play a minor role over that of the names of influential politicians. The accepted thinking was what counts is not what you know but who you know. For the country to reach a level of success as the other progressive countries, there must be political maturity. I started by saying gradual because you can't change an old habit in an abrupt way. You need groups who have been passive in the past to be more active in this movement. The civic, religious, schools, business and every other non-political groups to somehow reverse their passive roles and be pro-active in this process.
Jorge Villanueva

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Oct 8, 2012
 
Yes, the Filipinos are too reliant on the role of politics or politicians on their very existence. No wonder people think of politics as a way of life.
Jorge Villanueva

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Oct 12, 2012
 
We make a big deal about politicians or every powerful person in the community. We always put them at the head table, the best food and the best care. We invite them as sponsors, godparents,or to crown muses of the night or fiesta queens. We need to wean ourselves from politicians or the bigwigs of society and start relying on ourselves for our future.
fesw

Alpharetta, GA

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Oct 12, 2012
 
it doent have anything t do with political maturity, its their weddin its their business whate they gonna do with it

it doesnt disadvantage ppl does it?
Jorge Villanueva

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Oct 13, 2012
 
fesw, we are not talking about the wedding, per se.
It is just the symbol or symptom of various social activities that perpetuate the custom of glorifying the powers-that-be to secure what we perceive as security for the future. It is really the act of the subjects to put the ruling class on a pedestal to gain that much sought after good tidings. A practice that is frown upon by more mature and progressive societies.

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